Media arts / Year 5 and 6

Curriculum content descriptions

Explore representations, characterisations and points of view of people in their community, including themselves, using settings, ideas, story principles and genre conventions in images, sounds and text (ACAMAM062)

  • applying the conventions of an established genre to an ordinary everyday event to create humour, for example, a visit to the library as an action movie or lunch as a sports commentary on the radio
  • exploring different power relationships and showing different perspectives on character by framing images, for example, representing a relationship from their school or community
  • designing and drawing a game character for a particular genre, considering the appropriate costume, mannerisms and typical dialogue
  • selecting combinations of media materials to represent the same person, location or idea in different ways, for example, using different music or sound effects to change the meaning of a story
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – How can I change the meaning of a story by adding or changing a soundtrack to my images? How can I use framing to demonstrate a power relationship?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Attitudes,  Settings (Narratives),  Theatrical genres,  Juxtaposition

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